It is a sure bet that many Heart Community members have been prescribed Hydrochlorothiazide (brand names HydroDIURIL, Microzide, Oretic) as a first-line treatment for high blood pressure.
A new study has found this drug to be inferior to other meds in reducing blood pressure. Be certain to talk to your doctor at your next appointment about this finding. Note that Hydrochlorothiazide is also found in combination with other drugs such as Accuretic, Benicar HCT, Diovan HCT, Hydra-Zide, Lopressor HCT, Monopril HCT, Timolide, Uniretic and Ziac.
Direct your doc to this link for more info.
This drug also has been known for some nasty side effects so now might be the time to switch after consulting with your doc. Anybody have some experience with the "water pill" to share?
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